By; Betty Coker, Editor in Chief For World Liberty TV
Soul singer Keith Washington and HCCI for the 2018 Jamboree!: A Soulful Extravaganza on the Hudson! This year we return to the luxurious Hornblower Infinity yacht located at Houston Street and the West side Highway!
Each Jamboree hosts more than 300 guests and features special performances by celebrated signers, music by live disc jockeys, along with an all-you-can-eat buffet and a magnificent cruise along the Hudson River.
The Jamboree is priced so that our residents can afford to participate. Our goal is to encourage a sense of ownership and commitment to HCCI, among community residents. It’s a wonderful community effort! Join us and be a part of HCCI!
The Program Started of with greetings from Malcolm A. Punter , President and CEO of HCCI, thanking Sponsors and participants .Welcoming remarks by Joan O. Dawson, Phd , Chairperson of the Board of HCCI.
Prayer and blessing of the food ,by Rev. Wendy J.Kelly-Carter , live Comedy by Omar the Comedian and live entertainment by Keith Washington, who also did a tribute to Aretha Franklin , who passed earlier in the day.
Close to 300 people were in attendance , enjoying Buffett Style Meal and desserts and enjoying the great sites along the Hudson River.
About HCCI: Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) is committed to the holistic revitalization of Harlem. We provide economic development and empowerment opportunities to help Harlem residents rebuild and sustain their community.
History: Founded in 1986, HCCI is a coalition of inter-faith congregations that has implemented a comprehensive portfolio of programs to provide affordable housing and safe streets; offer opportunities for individuals and groups to become and remain economically independent; increase understanding of and access to health care; and provide substantive educational programs for adults and young people.
Through alliances with other community organizations, elected officials and local residents, HCCI has also helped reduce crime in the community; increase public sanitation; and preserve and transform open space.